Calling All Beach Babes: Your Ultimate Gulf Shores Girls’ Getaway!

Picture this: Sugar-white sand between your toes, crystal-clear turquoise water lapping at your ankles, and the carefree laughter of your best girlfriends filling the air.  This isn’t a dream; it’s your perfect Gulf Shores girls’ trip waiting to happen!

Here’s how to plan an unforgettable escape with your favorite ladies:

Finding Your Beach Bliss:

  • Sunset Properties Paradise: Let Sunset Properties be your partner in paradise. Their diverse selection of vacation rentals offers something for every group. From beachfront condos with stunning views to spacious houses with private pools, you’ll find the perfect home base for your Gulf Shores adventure.
  • Beach Bum Bliss: Spend your days soaking up the sun on the pristine shores. Lounge on the beach, build sandcastles with childlike glee, or take refreshing dips in the warm Gulf waters. Sunset Properties rentals provide easy beach access, making it effortless to enjoy the sun and sand.

Adventures Await:

  • Beyond the Beach: While the beach is undoubtedly the star attraction, Gulf Shores offers a plethora of activities to keep your girl gang entertained.
    • Embrace Your Inner Mermaid: Embark on a snorkeling or scuba diving excursion and explore the vibrant underwater world teeming with colorful fish and coral reefs.
    • Paddle Power: Rent kayaks or paddleboards and explore the hidden coves and waterways of Gulf State Park. Enjoy the tranquility of nature and bond with your besties in a beautiful setting. 
    • Rent Jet SkisPerdido Jet Ski Rentals is the perfect spot to get your jet skis and go exploring! Check out some of the spots locals hang out at.

Spoiling Yourselves:

  • Retail Therapy: Channel your inner fashionista and explore the unique shops and boutiques in Gulf Shores. The Wharf is a great place to spend the day pampering yourself with a shopping spree. Find beachy souvenirs, trendy outfits, or handcrafted keepsakes to commemorate your trip.
  • Spa Day Delights: Pamper yourselves with a relaxing spa day at CC’s Day Spa. Treat yourselves to massages, facials, or manicures and pedicures, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and ready for more fun.
  • Sunset Soirees: As the day winds down, gather on the balcony of your Sunset Properties rental and enjoy a delicious meal prepared together or order takeout from a local restaurant. Sip on refreshing cocktails, share stories, and watch the breathtaking sunset paint the sky with vibrant hues.

Nightlife Fun:

  • Live Music Magic: Hit the town and experience the vibrant nightlife scene. Many beach bars offer live music, delicious drinks, and a lively atmosphere – perfect for dancing the night away with your girls.
  • Catch a Comedy Show: For a night of laughter, head to a local comedy club and enjoy hilarious stand-up routines.
  • Rooftop Revelry: Several restaurants boast rooftop bars with stunning views of the Gulf. Enjoy a nightcap under the stars with your besties, sharing inside jokes and creating lasting memories.

Making Memories that Last:

  • Plan a Themed Night: Spice things up with a fun theme night. Think 80s throwbacks, neon nights, or a glamorous Hollywood night. Dress up accordingly, create themed cocktails, and have a blast reminiscing and celebrating your friendship.
  • Capture the Moments: Don’t forget to document your unforgettable getaway! Take silly photos on the beach, capture stunning sunsets, and create a group scrapbook to memorialize the memories you create together.

With careful planning and a dash of girl power, your Gulf Shores getaway is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.  Sunset Properties can be your partner in paradise, providing the perfect home base for your beach adventure. So grab your besties, pack your swimsuits, and get ready for a girls’ trip that will leave you with a heart full of laughter and memories that will last a lifetime! Check us out at www.SunsetProperties.com or give us a call or text at 251-543-1370 .

Paradise Awaits: Unwind at The Indies in Fort Morgan, Alabama

Dreaming of a beach escape bathed in sunshine and serenity? Look no further than The Indies in Fort Morgan, Alabama. The island promises an unforgettable stay, offering the perfect blend of comfort, stunning views, and easy access to the magic of Fort Morgan. The Indies Condos were constructed in 2006 and are set approximately 300 yards from the beautiful white sand beaches. If the beach isn’t your scene don’t worry, they have a pool and a gym for you to visit!   

The Indies 3 bed/ 3 bath condos are all end units that have spacious wraparound decks with breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf. Stepping inside Indies 510, you’ll be greeted by a spacious and comfortable living area, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring. Curl up on the couch and catch a movie on the big-screen TV. When it’s time to rest, choose from two king-size beds and a queen bed, ensuring a restful sleep for everyone in your group. Indies 510 caters to groups of up to six people, making it ideal for families, friends, or a romantic getaway.

Need something a little smaller? The Indies offers 2 bedroom/ 2 bath’s as well as 1 bedroom/ 1 bath! Indies 702 is located on the top floor of the building and gives you amazing unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. Spend time with the family listening to the waves crash against the beach all from the privacy of your own balcony. This unit has one king bed, a queen, and a sleeper sofa!

Planning a solo trip? Or just don’t need a bunch of unused space? Indies 405 is a 1 bed/1 bath that sleeps 6. This unit is unique because not only does it have a king bed and a sleeper sofa, but it also has a set of hallway bunk beds. These are great for little ones or kids that do not want to share a bed together!

Beyond the Condo: Adventures Await in Fort Morgan

While lounging on the private deck or relaxing in the condo’s comfortable space is tempting, Fort Morgan offers a plethora of activities to keep you entertained:

  • Embrace the Beach: The sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico are just steps away. Spend your days swimming, sunbathing, building sandcastles, or trying your hand at watersports.
  • Explore Fort Morgan’s Rich History: Immerse yourself in the past by visiting the historic Fort Morgan, a Civil War-era fort offering tours and living history demonstrations.
  • Reel in the Fun: Head to the nearby marina and embark on a thrilling fishing expedition. Catch your dinner and enjoy the beauty of the Alabama Gulf Coast from a different perspective.
  • Delight Your Taste Buds: Fort Morgan offers a variety of restaurants serving fresh seafood and local fare. Restaurants like Sassy Bass or Tacky Jacks are both great choices. You can also venture to nearby Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for a wider culinary selection.

The Indies provide the perfect launching pad for exploring all that Fort Morgan has to offer. Whether you crave relaxation on the beach, historical exploration, or outdoor adventures, this charming condo and its idyllic location will ensure a memorable vacation.

Ready to book your escape to paradise? Contact Sunset Properties at 251-543-1370 or find us online at www.sunsetproperties.com  to learn more about Indies 510, 702, 405, and start planning your dream vacation in Fort Morgan, Alabama.

5 GO TO Ice Cream Stops!

Hi Friends, Happy Labor Day Weekend! We have compiled a list of the 5 BEST ice cream stops here in Gulf Shores. Be sure to check them out and let us know what you think.

  1. Matt’s Homemade Alabama Ice Cream

Coming in at number 1 is Matt’s Homemade Ice Cream. This place has got it down… everything from sundaes, banana splits, and fun flavors. Something for everyone to choose from!

If you are looking for a milkshake this place has what you are looking for. Extravagant Milkshakes with 33 flavors to choose from and, of course, you can’t forget the 8 flavors of cookie dough. This months specials are Brown Sugar Blast, Frosted Cake ( this has a WHOLE cupcake on it!), and Peanut Buter and Pop Tarts. They also have normal milkshakes and regular cups of ice cream!

We couldn’t leave out our Scoops! This is one of our favorite spots to grab ice cream from during the summer. Quick, easy, and always sooo good!

Pelican Scoops is located at the Fort Morgan Marina and has Blue Bell Ice Cream. They also have virgin daiquiris, milkshakes, and snowcones!

Spoonz is a hand rolled Ice cream spot! Take the kids to experience something new as they watch their ice cream being made in front of them!

Need a place to stay? Check us out online at www.sunsetproperties.com or give us a call or send us a text to 251-543-1370!

September at the Beach!

Hey Friends! OWA is throwing a Labor Day Weekend party September 1st-3rd. They have quite the lineup with live music, their 6th annual car show, and even a hot dog eating contest! Make sure you bring the kids out to see the fun. They have live music from Stormfolk, Ryan Dyer, and Ben Loftin lined up for the weekend. To register for the hot dog eating contest, click here

Bulls on The Beach is back September 7-9th, 2023! This year they will be having 3 action packed nights of professional cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country come out and compete. Thursday night is for the junior riders on miniature bulls, a coloring contest with two winners, and ending the night with the Professional Riders in the adult competition! Tickets are available for purchase online and are $30 for adults,  15 for children 7-17 years old, and children 6 and under are free! Gates will be opening at 6 PM every night and the rodeo begins at 8 PM. Parking is extremely limited, so they strongly suggest you arrive early. The Flora Bama will be donating a portion of proceeds from Bulls on the Beach to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Need a place to stay? Sunset Properties has you covered from houses for the whole family to condos for two. Come spend the weekend in a fabulous unit at Phoenix West II! This is a 3-bedroom unit that sleeps 12 comfortably.  This unit has tons of amenities for the kiddos to enjoy while you are here as well. Make sure they check out the game room! Don’t need as much room?  Check out our unit at Grand Caribbean! This unit is a 2 bedroom that sleeps 6 and is located directly across from the public beach access. Visit us online at www.sunsetproperties.com or give us a call at 251-543-1370 and let us get you booked! We’ll See Ya at Sunset!

Upcoming events at the Wharf!

Hey Friends! The team here at Sunset hope you are having a fun filled summer break. We have a few fun events coming to The Wharf in the coming months! Not only is the Summer Concert Series still going on to finish off the season, but things like fishing tournaments, kids parties, and more!

This summer The Wharf is hosting themed events for the kiddos! Wild Wild Wharf is a western kids night that will have a mechanical bull, water slide, pony rides, bounce houses, face painting, and more! Kids that wear their best western themed costume will be entered into a costume contest. The wharf knows how to put on an event for the kids, so this is something not to miss! On Thursdays, they are having a surprise theme that is revealed the week before the event. Be sure to check out their calendar to see what this weeks event theme is! Some big names are coming to the Amphitheater in August! Eric Church, Three Doors Down, and Jason Aldean are all on the lineup and put on the BEST show. The Wharf amphitheater hold around 10,000 people and there is not a bad seat in the place. Whether you are front row to see your favorite artist or the only seat you could get was at the top you wont be disappointed. Visit this link to see the updated lineup for the rest of this year! Plus, Caribe B Penthouse 4 is a three bedroom 3 bathroom bayside unit that overlooks Robinson Island and is only about a 6 mile drive from The Wharf. Prep the boat and get those fishing poles ready! The Orange Beach Open is rolling into The Wharf on August 3-7 hosted by Galati Yachts Sales. Boats will leave on Thursday and the weigh- in will take place on Saturday. This is a trolling only tournament and no live bait is allowed to be used. This is a no-kill tournament and all Billfish are released! Be sure to come check out the weigh in on Saturday to see all the fish caught!

Make sure to check out Sunset’s newest property, Believe! The team has been working hard to get this property ready for you and your family. This house can sleep 12 people with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms plus its only a 300 yard walk to the white sandy beaches of Fort Morgan! We would love to host you and your family in this beautiful newly renovated home and show you why Fort Morgan, AL is the perfect place for you to vacation. If you aren’t in the market for a 5 bedroom home check out our website or give us a call at 251-543-1370 and let us help you find something smaller! We’ll See Ya at Sunset!

Fourth of July on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Hi Friends! Summer is in full swing around here with perfect beach days and beautiful weather. Now is the perfect time to bring the littles down and enjoy everything this beach town has to offer!

 If you like the sand between your toes and the sound of waves crashing as you watch the fireworks, then you have the right spot. The City of Gulf Shores will be setting off their firework show at 9 pm from the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. Let the kids see a show they won’t ever forget! They begin setting up at 7 am and the fireworks will be shot from the middle of the pier this year. This means either The Gulf State Park or the eastern area of the Gulf Shores Public Beach will be the best viewing areas!

Ready to Run on vacation? The Wharf is hosting their 8th annual SHARK 5k Run/ Competitive Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run on July 4 beginning at 7 am. Register before June 18 and get a early bird discount. The first 350 people to register will receive a custom shark run shirt!

Have kids you need to keep entertained during the day? The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo will be having a hands on habitat hosted at Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores! While the event itself is free they are asking that everyone has reservations to attend. It begins at 11 am and they are asking you arrive 15 minutes early. Follow the link here to RSVP!

Need a place to stay? Sunset Properties has you covered! We have a 4 bedroom 3 bath house called Julia’s by the Sea at Martinique. This property is located in a gated community and comes with a golf cart to use! Our new property Believe is available. Believe is a 5 bedroom 4 bathroom house located in Fort Morgan. This property is perfect if you have family you want to bring with you. Andrews Cottage is located in Gulf Shores and is 2 bedroom 2 bathroom. This house has access to its own private pier on the lagoon! Give us a call at 251-543-1370 or visit us online at www.sunsetproperties.com.

Hangout Festival 2023 Tips and Tricks!

Hey Friends! With Hangout Fest coming up in a few weeks we thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of Sunset’s Hangout Essentials to help you make it through the weekend. They have a lot of great artists this year and you do NOT want to miss someone you’ve waited months to see!   

  1. Sunscreen!!  

You do not want to be the lobster red friend running to hide from the sun at any given chance. Make sure that you put on your SPF before you leave the condo so that you’re prepared! Liquid sunscreen in non-aerosol containers of 3 oz or less is allowed into the festival.   

  1. Drink Plenty of Water  

Make sure you keep hydrated. Being in the sun all day can be exhausting, so making sure you are properly hydrated is essential to having a good time! You are allowed to bring in a single pocket camelback hydration pack or 1 non-glass water container up to 2 liters in size into the festival to refill at their water stations. It must be empty when going through security!  

  1. Bring a portable phone charger  

You’re going to want to take all the instagram pictures, Snapchat stories, and live videos so that everyone knows how much fun you are having. That takes a lot of battery and phone storage to do! Make sure that you have a portable charger, that you made sure to charge beforehand (haha), so that you don’t have a lapse in content! 

  1. Don’t forget tickets/ comfortable outfits 

Number 1 essential that normally can’t be rebought when you get here is your wristband! Make sure you pack it in a safe spot or go ahead and put it on before you leave the house. Also, make sure you are dressing to be comfortable during the day! You will be out and about for the whole day so you do not want to regret your outfit or shoe choices!  

  1.  An Awesome place to stay!  

You want to be able to check in to your unit and enjoy yourself. Let us take the hard work out of it for you! Get your insta worthy pics and then head on over to the festival without a care in the world. Sunset Properties has you covered! Gorgeous beach front units like Crystal Shores West 901. This condo is a 3 bed/3 bath that sleeps 9 and is only 1 mile from The Hangout! Wanting to be in a house instead of a condo? We have Beach Time available that is also a 3 bed/2 bath sleeping 8. This house is 2 miles from the festival!  Give us a call at 251-543-1370 or check us out online at www.sunsetproperties.com and see what we have available!  

Make sure to say hello if you see any of us at the festival and get your hands on a Sunset Properties bracelet! Have a fun and safe time and, “ We’ll See Ya at Hangout!”  

Easter on the Beach

Hey Friends! We have a few fun events coming up in the next few weeks. Easter, the Mullet Toss, and Bama Coast Cruisin’ are just the tip of the iceberg of fun coming to Gulf Shores in the next few months. Summer is just around the corner.

This year The Wharf is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt put on by The Island Church with more than 5,000 eggs on April 2nd! There will be bounce houses,  balloon artist, and so much more for the kids to do. Activities will start at 11 a.m and the Egg Hunt starts promptly at 11:30 a.m. What a fun way to take the kids to celebrate while also finding something for the adults to do as well.

Lulu’s also puts on one of the best Easter celebrations! The Easter egg hunt begins at 2 pm and they will have a photo op for the kids from 1 to 3 p.m at all Lulu’s locations. Eat some great food and let the kids play while you enjoy yourself!

Mark your calendars because one of the biggest beach parties hosted on the Alabama Gulf Coast, The Mullet Toss comes to town April 28th– 30th! The mullet toss is a weekend full of fun for all ages, so come visit the Flora- Bama and toss a mullet over the Alabama- Florida state line.

Mullet are tossed from a 10’ circle down a 200 foot long course. It cost $20.00 to throw a mullet and that includes a T-shirt to remember the weekend! All of the proceeds will go to helping local communities with drug and alcohol addiction. The festival runs from Friday to Sunday with kids activities starting at 10 am and ending with Adult Awards at 4:30 pm. Once the festival is over the mullet are donated to Alligator Alley or the Gulf Coast Zoo for the alligators to feast on!

Looking for a place to stay? Call/Text us at 251-543-1370 or visit our website www.sunsetproperties.com to book! Here is a link to units we have in Orange Beach. Just a few we have available are  Caribe C Penthouse 14, Sugar Beach 138, and Phoenix 7 1217! Check us out before these units book up!

BEach SAFE in Gulf Shores

Hey Friends! Spring Break is just around the corner meaning that warmer weather is coming! Now is a good time to refresh your memory on beach safety and what to do if you encounter rip currents. You should always remember to swim with a friend and to always play it safe. Always make sure that you check conditions before getting in the water. You can even get text alerts now, test ALERTBALDWIN to 888777 to enroll.

Rip Currents are one of the easiest ways to get sucked out in the Gulf. They are powerful narrow channels of water moving quickly away from the shore. You will find that they are most common where waves are crashing perpendicular to the beach. My family’s rule was that if it looked like a “washing machine” there was most likely a rip current there. You can also look for discolored water near the shore. When rip currents form, they are dragging sand from the bottom of the ocean or gulf. Now that you are familiar with Rip Currents. How do you escape one? The first thing you must do is remain calm. If you try to fight the current, you will get tired very quickly. To get out of a current you need to swim parallel to the shore. Once you feel that you are out you can swim to safety. If the current is too strong to escape, you should float or tread water until you feel it weaken. Then you can swim back to shore. If you see someone caught in a current, you should call 9-1-1 and look for a lifeguard. If a lifeguard is not around, you should throw them something to float on and yell instructions. DO NOT put yourself in danger trying to rescue someone else!

Sun Safety is another big need to know around here! You should apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapply at least every 2 hours or after getting wet. You should also wear clothing that has SPF in it and hats to keep the sun off. Especially for children! Make sure that you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Heat Stroke is very common down here. You should watch for hot, red, dry skin; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; and rapid, shallow breathing. If you see someone having these symptoms, call 9-1-1 and keep the victim lying down with ice packs on them.

Need a place to stay? Sunset Properties has you covered! Check us out online or give us a call at 251-543-1370 and let us find the perfect spot for you. Kids like lazy rivers? Caribe B Penthouse 4 may be the spot for you! Like to be away from the hustle and bustle? Dunes 501 would be perfect. Do you really want that beautiful Gulf view? Make sure you check out Crystal Tower 706!

Summer Concerts at the Wharf!

Hey friends! We have had SO many concert announcements lately. The Wharf Amphitheater seats 10,000 people and there really is not a bad seat in the house. It is an open-air venue so most shows are rain or shine ( except for lightning!). To see a updated list of shows coming to The Wharf click here. For tickets to shows visit Ticketmaster.com or click here! Here are the shows coming currently!

May 5th, Whiskey Meyers will be taking the stage at 7:30 pm

May 13th, Hank Williams Jr with special guest Old Crow Medicine Show start at 7:00 pm

May 27th, Kenny Chesney with special guest Kelsea Ballerini start at 7:30 pm

June 2nd, Koe Wetzel will be starting at 6:00 pm

June 24th, Walker Hayes with special guest Ingrid Andress+ Ray Fulcher start at 6:30

July 15th, Parker McCollum with special guest Morgan Wade take the stage at 7:30 pm

August 17th-19th, Eric Church with special guest Lainey Wilson + Jackson Dean start at 7:00 pm

That is a pretty awesome line up this early in the year! As always, if you are needing a place to stay we have lots to choose from. Close to the wharf we have 2 Caribe Penthouses that both have gorgeous views. They are both 3 bedroom 3 bathroom and sleep 6! To check out the rest of the properties we have available, click here! Let us do the hard work for you give us a call or send us a text to 251-543-1370 and we will find you the perfect place. Or you can check us out online at www.sunsetproperties.com!